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Wake Forest lands local tight end commit for 2018

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Blake Whiteheart joins the class of 2018 at Wake Forest

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Head coach Dave Clawson didn’t have to go very far to get his latest commit. All it took was a left turn onto Polo, and a right turn onto Petree to end up at Mount Tabor High School, home to the Spartans, and 2018 tight end Blake Whiteheart.

Whiteheart is a two sport athlete, excelling in football and lacrosse. He is 6-4, 240 pounds and chose Wake Forest over offers from App State, Southern Miss, and Old Dominion. He had recently gotten a lot of interest from other in-state foes Duke, UNC, and N.C. State.

He becomes the fifth commit in the 2018 class for Clawson and Co., which is currently ranked 31st nationally, with 3 NC players and 2 SC players.

This will help reinforce the tight end position for the next few years, as there was not a “true” tight end in the Class of 2017.

Welcome Blake, we are glad you decided to stay in Winston-Salem and spend your college years at Wake Forest.